Hunts & Events

Organized hunts and treasure-hunting shows are a great way to pick up tips to make you a more successful hunter, meet fellow hobbyists and even check out that new piece of equipment you have had your eye on.  Listed below are some upcoming events across the United States.  If there is one planned for your area or in a location that you can combine a family vacation to attend, mark your calendar and start making plans . . . you will be glad you did and as many have found, attending hunts can be highly addictive!

NOTE: If you are involved in an upcoming event that you want to let FMDAC members and visitors to our website know about, let us know and we will get the information published on this page

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FMDAC Metal Detecting
Competition Hunt List

2018/19 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by

Date:          February 16, 2019  Event: One Day
Location:     Galveston, Texas
Event:         37th Annual Open Beach Hunt
Sponsor:      Houston Archeology Recovery Club’s (HARC)
Phone:        281-345-6899
Event Description:    The 37th Annual HARC Open Beach Hunt will be Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at East Beach / Apffel Park, in Galveston, Texas. Again, this year the event will be held jointly with the Texas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs (TAMDC). During this fun filled day there will be 5 hunts. In addition to the hunts both HARC and TAMDC will run raffles.

The hunt goes on rain or shine. For the HARC hunts, 100% of the hunt fee goes back into the ground as silver coins or tokens.

The tokens are redeemable for prizes which include metal detectors, gold coins, silver dollars, silver rounds, pin pointers, and detector "swag" donated prizes.

Last year with 78 hunt entries, HARC planted or gave as prizes over 5100 silver coins. 100+ tokens prizes that included 4 gold coins, 9 metal detectors, and 4 Garrett pin pointers.

Prizes for the HARC raffle will be: Minelab Equinox 600, 1/10 oz. gold coin, 5 oz. silver bar, and silver dollars

The TAMDC hunt has a separate sign up form. For more information about the TAMDC hunt and prizes, please visit their site (

7:30 – 8:15 Registration
8:30 – 9:00 Silver dimes hunt
9:30 – 10:00 Silver quarters hunt
10:30 – 11:30 TAMDC Hunt (separate form & fee)
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 FREE Kids Hunt (12 and under)
1:15 – 2:00 The Main Hunt.

FMDAC Gold Prospecting
Shows List

2018/19 Gold
Prospecting Shows by

Date:          February 08, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Ironwood, Quartzsite, Arizona
Event:         Quartzsite Gold Show
Phone:        928-927-5479
Event Description:    Fri – Sat 9AM – 4PM Sun 9AM – 3PM. $5 Admission good for all three days. Vendors selling & demonstrating gold prospecting equipment, nuggets, jewelry, coins and more. Vendors inside and out. Speakers demonstrations, questions and answers for metal detectors and other prospecting equipment. Door Prizes including gold nuggets, metal detectors and more. Location: QIA Bldg 235 N Ironwood, Quartzsite, AZ 85359

FMDAC 2018/19 Civil War
Show & Event List

2018/19 Civil War
Shows by Month

At this time there are no Civil War
2018/19 Shows listed for this month.
FMDAC 2018/19 North-South Skirmish Assn List

2018/19 Skirmish Assn
List by Month

At this time there are no Skirmish Assn
2018/19 Events listed for this month.

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